I’m Anna Mason. I’m a self-taught professional watercolour artist specialising in realism and botanical art.  I’ve created this website to share with you my watercolour technique and to help motivate you to begin or improve your own painting.

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Painted in a somewhat different style, this watercolour shows me walking in the Surrey hills where I like - with my dog Dexter.

The way I paint requires intense looking - and that requires concentration. Lots of concentration - every day! I also walk my dog, Dexter, out in nature every single day. But before reading this research I’d never really linked the two.

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Learning to paint can be a solitary activity. But what you need the most is some positive feedback on your work. That’s why I’ve set up the gallery page. For you to share and to support each other.

Fortnightly Featured Gallery Painting

Every fortnight I select a painting uploaded to the gallery to feature here on the homepage- a painting with something really positive we can take from it!

Anna’s Pear by Charlene Collins Freeman


Charlene has really managed to capture the 3D effects in the Pear she painted via my free ‘Pick Up Your Brush’ class. She really managed to get it good and dark at the bottom and on the right side. And what’s even better is that she loved painting it! It was really hard to chose a Pear to win a copy of my book as they were all great – but Charlene has done it with this one.

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